Events 

Women in Public Affairs organise a range of events throughout the year focused on everything from industry-specific training, to 'In Conversation' events with women within the world of politics and public affairs, to informal networking opportunities.


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WiPA TRAINING: The Art of Delegation with Lindsay Paterson

Women in Public Affairs are delighted to invite you to the next in our training series, focused on the Art of Delegation with Lindsay Paterson. The event is kindly sponsored and hosted by Grayling.

The Art of Delegation

Delegating well is a minefield for lots of people as they move into more senior roles. Trusting others, taking a risk and fear of losing control are often things that hold people back and keep workloads too high. If we can conquer these fears, we can focus on doing what really matters for the business and help others grow at the same time.

In this interactive training session, we will work through common challenges with delegation and identify solutions that will put you in your comfort zone. The session will include practical tips and tricks that you can use every day to keep your own workload down and empower your team to grow and learn.

About Lindsay

The session will be led by Lindsay Paterson, a Leadership Coach with senior level experience in public affairs consultancies, professional associations and in government.

 

Date: Wednesday 16 October 2019

Time: 18:30 - please arrive promptly as the training will begin at 18:45

Location: Grayling, 26 Southampton Buildings, London WC2A 1AH


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WiPA TRAINING:  Presentation coaching for senior roles with Jane Hadden

This small group presentation coaching session, for women holding senior roles in Public Affairs, will be run by Jane Hadden, a former BBC reporter and producer who now runs Headland Consultancy’s Leadership Communications Coaching practice.

Designed to be a practical and discursive training experience that builds confidence in public speaking, it will cover:

  • Useful ways to approach preparing for a presentation

  • Winning ways to structure a speech

  • Best practice techniques for performing strongly

  • Troubleshooting ‘clinic’ to discuss obstacles to presenting well and tactics to overcome them

About Jane:

As a specialist leadership communications coach, Jane supports CEOs and senior leaders to prepare for and effectively manage their most high-stakes communications moments – from select committee appearances and challenging media interviews to market announcements and keynote speeches. Over the last eight years, she has provided stakeholder engagement training, in-depth media counsel, presentation rehearsal and personal leadership narrative development to senior executives of global organisations including Coca-Cola, Facebook, McDonald’s, Google and Shell.

She is a former BBC news journalist and spent a decade as a reporter and producer for national and international news programmes.

 

Date: Tuesday 22 October 2019

Time: 08:00 (08:15 start) - 09:45

Location: Headland Consultancy, Cannon Green, 1 Suffolk Lane, London EC4R 0AX


WiPA NETWORKING: London New Starter Drinks

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Women in Public Affairs is delighted to host networking drinks, kindly sponsored by Lexington Communications, to welcome new starters to the Public Affairs industry.

Whether you’ve just joined on a graduate scheme, have been in the industry for a couple of years, or are considering a career in Public Affairs, this event will be an informal way to start building your professional network in a relaxed environment, meet other women in the industry and chat about what it’s like to work in Public Affairs.

WiPA Executive Committee members will be on hand to answer any questions you have about our network and what we do – and we hope you’ll leave the event with some new contacts and helpful tips for your career!

 

Date: Thursday 24 October 2019

Time: 18:00 - 20:30

Location: Lexington Communications, 198 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V 7BD


WiPA NETWORKING: Edinburgh New Starter Drinks

 

Women in Public Affairs is delighted to host networking drinks in Scotland, kindly sponsored by Newsdirect, to welcome new starters to the Public Affairs industry! This is our first ever event North of the border and we are very excited.

Whether you’ve just joined on a graduate scheme, have been in the industry for a couple of years, or are considering a career in Public Affairs, this event will be an informal way to start building your professional network in a relaxed environment, meet other women in the industry and chat about what it’s like to work in Public Affairs.

Date: Thursday 24 October 2019

Time: 18:30 - 21:30

Location: Rabble Taphouse and Grill, 55A Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1LH


WiPA SECTOR DINNER: Housing, Construction and Infrastructure

 

Women in Public Affairs and NHBC are delighted to invite you to our next sector dinner, taking place on Wednesday 13th November.

This event will be an informal networking dinner open to women at all levels, working in-house or in agency, across housing and construction policy and communications.

Tickets are limited and include a three course meal with wine.

Date: Wednesday 23 November 2019

Time: 18:00 - 21:30

Location: The Folly, 41 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 0BT